Roosevelt County

US States / N / New Mexico / Roosevelt County
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Roosevelt County is named for Theodore Roosevelt, who was the twenty-sixth President of the United States.

 

Created:  February 28, 1903

County Seat:

Portales  1903 – present

 

County Courthouse – Portales  

 

Location:  109 West 2nd Street / Main Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Robert E Merrell

Contractor:  C S Lambie & Company

 

Description: The building faces southeast and is a four story rectangular buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The southeast front has a projecting center section which rises above the roof line. There is stone trim at the central entrance. Extensive use of the Zia symbol decorate the exterior along with three early settlers and an Indian guide. The roof line is flat. The building was a Works Progress Administration project.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1903.

 

See:  The contractor C S Lambie & Company constructed courthouses in Quay County and Sierra County and in Texas in Childress County, Gregg CountyHutchinson CountyMoore CountyPotter County and Ward County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Quay County and Curry County

E – Bailey County, Texas and Cochran County, Texas

S – Lea County

W – Chaves County and De Baca County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016